M.A San Jose State University, 2015
Biological anthropology, forensics, osteological trauma, pathology, taphonomy, biocultural contexts.
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Amanda Feldman is a Biological Anthropologist and Research Analyst specializing in forensic research, osteological trauma, pathology, and modern biocultural contexts. After completing her M.A. in Applied Anthropology from San Jose State University in 2015 and her B.A. in Biological Anthropology from UC Santa Cruz in 2013, she has worked in a number of archaeological and laboratory settings, including ancient Mayan archaeological sites in the Belize Valley Archaeological Reconnaissance Project and Roman funerary graves in Sanisera, Spain. In past research, she has investigated the role of sociocultural status on biological health. Her recent work focuses in particular on validation studies in modern forensic contexts and sharp force trauma identification in victims of domestic violence. She is currently teaching Anthro 12: Introduction to Human Evolution.